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Grafix Direct re-launches at The Bigger Printing Company

Cheltenham-based large-format print company Grafix Direct has re-branded itself The Bigger Printing Company and is heavily marketing itself as a company that can print "anything, any size, any shape".

Easy to apply Visi/Frame

The long lasting and easy-to-apply Visi/Frame window display system is now available in the UK via distributor Proaction.

Oc? supports environmental research initiative Verdigris

Oc? has joined Verdigris, the not-for-profit print environmental research initiative, as a 'Founder' supporter. It joins Agfa, Canon Europe, Digital Dots, Drupa, Fujifilm, HP, Kodak, Unity Publishing, Ricoh and Screen in their support for the global project.

Gardners plans extra HP Scitex XP2300 investment

Following the success of its first HP Scitex XP2300 printer, Gardners is planning to invest in at least five more machines. The Cardiff-based company, which was one of the first in the world to install the 3.2m UV roll-to-roll printer, has seen massive productivity increases and slashed ink consumption with the printer which also allows Gardners to meet its objective of printing UV onto more environmentally friendly media than PVC.

Trade-up offer for Seiko II ColorPainter V-64S

Colourgen is launching a trade-up promotion for the Seiko II ColorPainter V-64S eco-solvent printer. Anybody with a 42in+ solvent printer or any 42in+ printer from Epson, Encad or Kodak can trade-up to the new ColorPainter V-64S and claim a  ?1,500 discount on the new printer if they buy before 30 September 2009.

Duplo London Calling

Duplo International is holding its  digital printfinishing event Duplo London Calling at the Docklands Hilton Hotel on the 22 - 23 September. Alongside Duplo will be finishing partners Renz, Vivid Laminating Technologies and Kern.

Melville Graphics goes greener with ALD

Melville Graphics, part of Melville Exhibition and Event Services which prints and provides display services to the exhibition industry, has taken an important step in underlining its green credentials by deciding to use the services of ALD Industry for disp osal of its PVC banner material - both reinforced and unreinforced.

Drytac predict strong future for the liquid coating

Liquid lamination has a strong future according to Drytac which expects to have a proprietary manufacturing plant in the UK early in 2010.

Seal Graphics launches 100micron gloss vinyl for eco-solvent and UV-curable inks

Building on the success of its 80micron film Seal Graphics has now brought out a 100micron white, monomeric vinyl suitable for use with eco-solvent, solvent and UV-curable inks with a gloss finish and a permanent transparent adhesive.

ArtSystems' green portfolio grows with new range from Xativa

Large-format specialist distributor ArtSystems has introduced the Xativa Sustain range of media to meet demands from end-users for fully FSC and PEFC certified and fully sustainable substrates.

Autosigns in safe hands

Autosigns, well known for its point-of-sale (POS) products for the automotive market, has been brought by former employee Steve Ball two months after it went into administration. Ball, who is also managing director of Leicestershire-based POS design and manufacturing services company Proaction i-d, has bought the Autosigns name and assets. Having joined Autosigns as an apprentice in 1987, Ball has already re-employed some of the key members of the staff who were responsible for its former success.

Archer to head up Pureprint digital developments

Aaron Archer has been appointed Pureprint Group technical director to head up the development of new digital services for the company's corporate client base.

Yorkshire school gets super-sized graphics walls

School has just got a lot more colourful for students at Pudsey Grangefield School, Leeds, where the interior walls have been given a high impact new look with the help of super-sized graphic wall coverings. Inspirational images have been used to create the full-colour wall murals produced by large-format printer Digital Plus.

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